Noh theater hunting cloak (kariginu) for male role with design of Genji wheels and Chinese flowers in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a dark blue silk satin ground; lined with purple plain-weave silk.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 19th century
165.4 x 215.9 cm (65 1/8 x 85 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; satin-weave ground with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave